Barricades in Barcelona: The CNT from the victory of July 1936 to the necessary defeat of May 1937 - Agustín Guillamón

La Brecha de San Pablo

First published in 2006, this book, focusing on Barcelona in 1936-1937, provides an account of the street battles and victory of July 1936, examines the defense and neighborhood committees that defeated the uprising in the city, and addresses the issue of the decision of the CNT-FAI superior committees to collaborate with counterrevolutionary parties and social groups to preserve anti-fascist unity at any price and how this decision culminated in May 1937 in the defeat of the revolution, with special emphasis on the emerging discontent among the anarchosyndicalist rank and file and the role of The Friends of Durruti Group in crystallizing opposition to official CNT policies.

Agustín Guillamón- Barricades in Barcelona; The CNT from the victory of July 1936 to the necessary defeat of May 1937.pdf1.25 MB


Oct 21 2013 21:12

This looks great, thanks!

Oct 23 2013 08:01

Looks like another corker from Stuart Christie! Nice one mate!

Oct 23 2013 08:06

Doh! My mistake, written by Agustín Guillamón. I got this from a facebook link and presumed it was written by Mr Christie. Apologies.

Oct 24 2013 13:47

Looks awesome! Anyone mind turning this into an epub/mobi with a working table of contents?

Oct 24 2013 15:05

Good on whoever translated this! His book on the Confederal Defence Committees is going to be published in English soon too.

Jun 3 2020 15:31

Hey, I have the epub version of this book, is there any way I can make that available to someone here who can then add it to this post?